View Full Version : A few Questions about hog hunting. pig info
02-07-2011, 04:56 PM
1. What is the best time to hunt for hogs? Early morning or Later in the afternoon?
2. When will you find hogs using wallows? There are two pretty big ones on the property I hunt.
3. Can you drop one with a broadhead to the head?
Thanks for any info....
02-07-2011, 05:04 PM
Early morning is good if you can pattern them going back to their bedding areas and ambush them. Later afternoons tend to be the best time to hunt hogs in my opinion. Also you will get the occasional hog moving around in the middle of the day. I like to get up high and glass and then plan a stock accordingly. As for wallows I am not really sure but as soon as the weather warms up sitting on a wallow may work out for you. as far as shooting any animal in the head with a broad head is probably not going to turn out well.
02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Good advice; any hog you see in the morning is thinking about bedding up. We like the afternoons because when you do spot hogs, they are on the move to feed (usually). I've never actually caught a hog in a wallow but seen the aftereffects. One of our hunters whacked a sow right between the running lights at ten feet and dropped her in her tracks. I wouldn't advise it, though.
02-07-2011, 05:09 PM
Thank you got on one first thing this morning but when he come into sight he was looking at me face on. He turned and run off. The only shot I had was head on and decided it wouldn't be a clean shot. Maybe later this week I'll get out in the eveing.
02-07-2011, 05:30 PM
Early morning in open terrains. Hogs feed out in the open all night and you may still catch them at first light. Evening around edges of thick stuff. They bed in thick stuff and will only come out when sun goes down. You may catch them coming out of bed before it gets too dark to see.
As far as putting an arrow in the head, I'd say you can't kill it without sending an arrow at it. So if you are comfortable with it, go for it. Just make your best judgement about the shot.
02-07-2011, 06:36 PM
I'm going to weigh in again and say this: if you haven't killed a bunch of hogs with your bow, do NOT take anything but a quartering away shot. Shoot low. Aim low. Know your range and visualize the vitals. I practice at 80 yards. I won't shoot a hog beyond 30. You need LOTS of kinetic energy and a sharp broadhead. I think all of the experts will agree that a hog is a tough animal to shoot with a bow. They're a relatively small target, low to the ground, and incredibly tough. If you haven't seen a gristle plate on a big hog, it will blow your mind when you do! Really. This plate was 1 1/2" thick and was like compressed cardboard. He gutted out at 208 lbs.
02-07-2011, 06:51 PM
I figured with my limited experience that it would be better to have a quartering away shot. That's why I didn't take a shot. Maybe next time I'll get a better look.
02-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Unreel 410 dam.
02-07-2011, 10:29 PM
That area your hunting is much more productive in the afternoons if the pigs are unpressured. On the place I hunt up there the mornings can be good for about the first hour or two, but in the afternoons a lot of the times they are out and about around 2 pm if it's not real hot. That leaves plenty of time to make stalks on multiple groups of pigs, and they aren't on the move in the afternoons. They usually wallow first thing in the morning or during the night. Rarely have I seen them wallow in the afternoons. And if you shoot one in the head with a bow, you will probably end up with just as big a headache as the pig LOL.
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